Those are some of the thoughts and questions a curly girl (or boy) asks when trying to embrace their natural hair. Having curly hair can be like a guessing game with no clue how your hair will end up until its dry. You have your good hair days, great hair days and downright bad hair days.
Wearing natural hair is not always seen as “beautiful”, “neat” or “professional”. It poses as a struggle for many to embrace their natural state and instead spend money on straightening or chemically treating their hair to be accepted and meet the socio-economic pressures. This also proves to become a mental and emotional challenge.
As a curly girl myself, it makes me so proud that NYC has become one of the very few municipalities in the country to ban discrimination based on hair. The New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) protects the rights of New Yorkers to maintain natural hair or hairstyles that are closely associated with their racial, ethnic, or cultural identities. May this be a step in the right direction to empower and embrace all ethnicities equally! After all, A LOT of product studying, research, and trial and error is required in order to maintain natural hair.
To read more on the new law click here: http://bit.ly/nyc-hair-guidance.